Commodities Market Impact Weather

Limited Central US Drying

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Frequent periods of rain in the central U.S. forecast, and continued prospects for rain in the central U.S., are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.

WET WEEK FOR MIDWEST

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for an unsettled pattern across the Midwest through the rest of the week. This means several rounds of rain for the region. The greatest activity will be in the eastern sector. Soils will remain saturated, with disruption in fieldwork along with a threat of flooding.

RAIN PROSPECTS FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS

In the Southern Plains, frequent rounds of light rain or snow continue in the forecast through the rest of the week. Moisture will be useful for winter grains exiting dormancy. No harsh cold is expected. Winter wheat crop ratings showed slight improvement in Kansas, but were notably lower in Texas compared with the previous week.

SCATTERED NORTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE

In the Northern Plains, periods of light, mixed precipitation are indicated through the rest of the week. Some late harvest may continue. Stormier conditions are suggested during the coming weekend.

DELTA FLOOD THREAT

The Delta is in line for a series of heavy rainstorms through the rest of this week. The rain will produce a new threat of flooding in the region, along with disrupting spring fieldwork.

VARIABLE BRAZIL RAIN

Across Brazil, heavy rain is indicated to extend southward from northern into central crop areas through the rest of the week. This moisture will be beneficial for safrinha corn. Southern Brazil will see lighter amounts. The rain is coming too late to prevent some loss in soybean production over far southern areas.

PROMISING ARGENTINA RAIN FORECAST

Argentina continues to be in line for moderate to heavy rain in central crop areas during the next week. Some local flooding may occur in additional rain offering crop moisture benefit.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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